Over the weekend, the New York City Drone Film Festival just had its second annual event, which showcases short films (under 5 minutes) filmed using only drones, from all over the world.
These amazing and talented film-makers, using their imagination and creativity, and the best drones for aerial videography, have filmed some really impressive videos showing some of the earth’s most beautiful wonders, from lava emerging from inside a volcano, to skiing off snowy mountains in LED suits. They’re all unique and visually outstanding!
As the popularity of drones rise, so will the NYC Drone Film Festival. Last year they had 155 submissions from 19 countries, but this year saw more than double that, with 355 submissions from 49 countries. How crazy is that? Imagine just how huge this will be in just another 5 years time?
The festival offers a variety of entertainment like drone races, and talks from guests regarding important issues such as the legal and policy issues we face today and more.
The movies submitted must fall under the categories provided which include Narrative, Technical, Landscape, Extreme Sports, Showreel, Dronie, Lifestyle FPV, Still Photography, X-Factor, Featuring Drones, Architecture and News/Documentary.
Although this year’s event is over, judging by the site’s Dates and Deadlines leading up to the event, submissions were accepted from August 2015 to January 2016. If the same rules apply for next year’s, you still have a lot of time to come up with an awesome original short video and submit it.
While most of the public are still coming to terms that drones could soon be an everyday thing (being inexpensive and easily accessible), festivals such as this really does shine some positive light on the uses of drones. From simply being a tool that is concerning to our privacy and safety, these events may slowly path a way for businesses, amateur and professional film-makers alike to further improve and promote their work in a way would have been a lot more difficult to do only just a few years ago.
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